What legal rights do tenants have to get security deposits back on weekly rentals in South Carolina?
Question by Michael: What legal rights do tenants have to get security deposits back on weekly rentals in South Carolina?
We recently rented a condo in Myrtle Beach (early August). The landlord has been nonresponsive regarding return of our $ 200 security deposit. Now she has made up a story about some missing sheets. What legal recourse do I have that will not be more expensive than the $ 200 she is trying to keep without justification? Any advice would be appreciated.
Answer by acermill
You do NOT have any legal recourse other than the courts, if she attempts to charge you more. To prevail in a court, you will need to prove that the condo and its contents were in the same condition when you left as it was when you arrived. Chances are strong that it will be her word against yours. Welcome to the world of such ‘short term rentals’. Sometimes it makes more sense to procure lodging in a local hotel.
What do you think? Answer below!